Weekend Intensive: Shi-shi Mai (Lion Dance)

Asano Taiko US is pleased to announce the Shi-shi Mai Intensive lead by Suzuki Kyosuke! This is an extremely rare opportunity to learn the cultural and dance elements of traditional shishi-mai dance. We intend this Intensive to be the beginning of a long-term LATI relationship with Suzuki, with future intensives and workshops to follow. Suzuki's first lessons will focus on the Wakayama-Shachu style of shishi-mai, teaching Suzuki's concepts and extraordinary techniques of the cat-like choreography.

Click "Sign up at Asano US" above to reserve your spot today.

NOTE: Also available: Shi-shi Mai fue workshop and Shi-shi Mai taiko workshop.
Reserve all three for $350 ($50 savings). Discount available for full Suzuki Sensei Intensive and Workshop package available by phone.

September 27 (Sat)

  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Workshop
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Break
  • 1:30pm - 4:30pm Workshop

September 28 (Sun)

  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Workshop
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Break
  • 2:30pm - 5:30pm Workshop
  • 7:00pm ~ Optional Dinner with Workshop Leader

Registration Criteria

  • Students must be 18 years of age or older.
  • First-Come, First-Served - please register by clicking “Sign up at Asano US” above.

For those traveling from afar, information regarding transportation to our facility along with discount hotel rates can be found HERE.

There are quite a few restaurants located walking distance from the facility, along with a big Japanese supermarket with a food court and bentos (boxed lunches) just two blocks away.

Contact Yuta by email regarding any questions about the Intensive.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 09:00 to Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 17:30
Kyosuke Suzuki
Suzuki Kyosuke is a master musician and dancer of the Wakayama Performance Troupe, touring internationally, and performing regularly at the prestigious National Theater of Japan. He collaborates regularly with world-renowned taiko groups including Oedo Sukeroku Taiko, Amanojaku, and the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble. Since his participation as a workshop leader and performer at the 2011 North American Taiko Conference, his popularity has boomed. Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from Suzuki Kyosuke, an engaging and enthusiastic teacher, regarded by many as the "best shishi-mai dancer," of Tokyo! Suzuki is a premier performer and teacher of Edo Bayashi (Tokyo festival music), with a well-respected "Kyo-no-kai" school for private lessons. He also teaches at the Kunitachi College of Music, Kaijou Junior and Senior High Schools, and Sankei Gakuen Cultural Center. Suzuki studied under Wakayama Taneo of the Wakayama School, recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Culture to be an “Important Intangible Cultural Property of Fine Arts,” learning all aspects of the shi-shi mai ensemble including flute, taiko, percussion, and lion dance.